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Ptarmigan Lodge - 4 Bed Home with Hot Tub


Ptarmigan lodge has been designed in the style of a North American ski lodge and enjoys relaxing views across the river to the ancient Abernethy Forests in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. The nearby Cairngorms are home to the elusive Ptarmigan, a rare mountain dwelling bird, after which the lodge is named. The outside Hot Tub allows you to relax and soak in the peace and quiet of the forest and listen to the river. Ptarmigan Lodge is close to the Cairngorm Ski Centre so we can be on the slopes early to catch the best skiing as well as a warming hot chocolate at the restaurant! Unfortunately this property does not accept stag/hen groups or party groups.

The owner is happy for up to 3 very well behaved dogs to stay at the property, however a small charge will apply, please contact us if you would like your furry friend(s) to join you. Sorry, no other pets permitted.

Please note there is a refundable damage deposit of £300 required for bookings at this property, we will request payment 7 days prior to your holiday.


Two double rooms with king sized beds
One room with twin (single) beds
One room with a bunk bed
There is a double sofa bed in the snug.


As you walk into the property you enter a spacious living room and kitchen area, the bedroom feed off this area and access to the hot tub is through the main house bathroom allowing for easy showering before use.


At the rear of the property there is an outdoor dining area, hot tub and garden, which slopes down to the river at the bottom (beyond a gate). At the front you will find plenty of space for a few cars.


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Cooking hob
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Bath towels provided
  • Bedding provided
  • Hair dryer
  • High chair
  • Iron / Ironing board
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dining area
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Main door / Private entrance
  • BBQ
  • Private garden
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Free parking
  • Wood burning stove
  • Central heating
  • Bathroom(s) 4

Great for

  • Countryside
  • Family
  • Groups


Although the main part of the lodge is all on one level there is a step into the property and steps down into the garden.


  • No parties
  • No smoking

Floor plans



By Car
A car is the most flexible option for travelling to Nethybridge as this gives easy access to the many activities in and around the area. The approximate travel time from: Edinburgh & Glasgow - 2 hrs 30 mins, Cairnryan - 4 hrs 30 mins, Manchester - 6hrs. By Air and Train There are regular UK and International flights to Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh. You can then drive or take an internal flight to Aviemore and then grab a taxi. If you are travelling by rail you will need to travel to Aviemore and then take a taxi.

Directions to Nethybridge
From the South: Take the M9 towards Perth (becomes A9)
From Edinburgh: Take the M90 north to Perth
From Perth: Take the A9 north towards Inverness
Turn off at turning after Aviemore (sign posted Elgin A95)
Look for signs to Boat-of-Garten, or Nethybridge
Follow signs to Nethybridge via Boat-of-Garten

How to Find the Lodge in Nethybridge
Approach Nethybridge from Boat of Garten - Go over ‘The Nethy Bridge’ leaving the Spar Shop to your right and then take the right immediately after the bridge, with The Nethy Bridge hotel in front of you. Proceed up the hill for about a mile. Ptarmigan Lodge is on the right opposite a small cottage with a corrugated iron roof, call Flox Cottage.
Ptarmigan Lodge is a log cabin with skis on the front and large boulders in the front. If you some to a cross road you have gone too far


  • Free parking (outdoor)

There is parking at the property for several cars, the only thing we ask is if you are unable to use the driveway you don't block any other residents in.


  • Garden

Ptarmigan Lodge is in the small village of Nethy Bridge where you will find a Spar village store and hotel. The village is within easy distance of Aviemore and is in the heart of the Cairngorm national park.

  • Horse riding [10 miles]
  • Skiing/Snowboarding [18 miles]
  • Cross Country Skiing [18 miles]
  • Cycle paths
  • Golf [1 mile]
  • Hiking
  • Fishing [½ mile]
  • Canoeing [11.5 miles]
  • Shops [12 miles]
  • Supermarket [12 miles]
  • Bar / Pub [½ mile]
  • Restaurants [½ mile]
  • Café [½ mile]
  • Car hire [12 miles]
  • Playground [4.5 miles]
  • Beach [3.5 miles]

The Cairngorm National Park is a wonderful, scenic area where you can enjoy outdoor life to the full. In the winter you have a couple of ski area available and there are plenty of mountains to tackle all year around. For the younger members of the family there is the Highland Wildlife Park and the Loch Garten Nature Reserve, or they can try their hand at Go Ape.


Guestbook reviews

Lovely homely house with a beautiful aspect. I would definitely return to this property. Airbnb Guest.


Ptarmigan Lodge - 4 Bed Home with Hot Tub

What a great place! Built with love and it exudes it with every pore. A wonderful base for some great hikes and a refreshing stream to bathe our tired feet in afterwards. We had a great stay and will be coming back.
Airbnb Guest.


Ptarmigan Lodge - 4 Bed Home with Hot Tub

Great stylish space, location and value!
Airbnb Guest.


Ptarmigan Lodge - 4 Bed Home with Hot Tub

great location and plenty of rooms to spread out
Airbnb Guest


Ptarmigan Lodge - 4 Bed Home with Hot Tub

We really enjoyed our stay. It was warm, the beds were comfortable and the hot tub was a real treat. Thank you for a great holiday.
Airbnb Guest


Ptarmigan Lodge - 4 Bed Home with Hot Tub

We loved the lodge and the hot tub also. We all had plenty of room in the lodge and there is a brilliant view from the hot tub. The chippy on the Monday was also amazing. Me and my dad played nine holes of golf at the Abernethy Golf Club and loved it. We would all love to come back here.


Ptarmigan Lodge - 4 Bed Home with Hot Tub

Couldn't take our planned holiday due to the global Cov-id pandemic. Booked to come here - loved it so much we extended our stay!
Loved every moment - a sanctuary - and discovered new parts of Scotland.
Thank you so much.


Ptarmigan Lodge - 4 Bed Home with Hot Tub

Lovely family get away. Great location within the Highlands.
House is amazing and has everything needed. Wouldn't hesitate to come back.


Ptarmigan Lodge - 4 Bed Home with Hot Tub